On Wednesday, 7 February, the Arken Combi Terminal at the Port of Gothenburg was officially opened. Freight can now switch between road, rail and sea at the quayside in a more efficient way.
The Arken Combi Terminal is a 65,000-square metre terminal, located beside the container and ro-ro terminals in the outer port area. Containers and trailers can switch between road, rail and sea for onward movement to destinations throughout Sweden and the rest of the world.
The Combi terminal has been in operation since the beginning of the year and handles more freight than the old terminal at Gullbergsvass, which is now closed, and was handling five trains per day. The terminal handles seven trains per day and the figure is expected to increase. Furthermore, more than 100,000 trailers a year are expected to change from one mode of transport to another at the new terminal.
However, the Swedish Transport Administration needs the old terminal site at Gullbergsvass in the centre of Gothenburg for the construction of the West Link rail system. The Swedish Transport Administration is co-funding the terminal together with the Port of Gothenburg.
“A new combi terminal in a location that is close to industry and the port opens up further potential for establishing a more efficient flow between road, rail and sea. We also have the added benefit of reduced pressure on the road system in the centre of Gothenburg with the rerouting of heavy vehicle traffic,” mentioned Lena Erixon, Director General of the Swedish Transport Administration.